The completely revised Fezzari Signal Peak trail bike keeps its snappy, short travel heritage, but drops a full 1.5 pounds out of the frame, modernizes the geometry, and lets you run it as an XC race bike or “fun country” ripper with adjustable travel.
The bike looks leaner and meaner, too, and their Tetra-Link suspension design has been tuned to be more efficient than ever. With the ability to run it as a 100/100mm race bike or a 115/120mm light trail bike, the new Signal Peak looks more fun than ever.
The original Signal Peak is a great bike, we have one in our permanent test fleet. But this new one makes us wanna trade up, and you can read our review to see how we justify that. But just a glance should make it obvious why.
Not only is the frame much more lithe, but that they could drop a full 1.5 pounds (0.68kg) out of makes a huge difference in its flickability. Claimed weight is just 1,860g (4.1lb) for a size medium, fully painted and with all hardware (but no shock). That’s for the “SL” version of the frame, which uses leaner fibers that require less resin to get the same strength and stiffness. The non-SL frames are about 22og heavier, but performance is the same between them.
The tubes are leaner, with more purposeful shaping. Fezzari says it’s more compliant, but without giving up pedaling efficiency and stiffness at the drivetrain.
The frame is full carbon, and the seatstays drive a rocker link forward into a Metric shock, with both Fox and Rockshox options in the build specs. The Metric shock standard allows them to easily swap between shock strokes to go between 100mm (190x40mm) and 115mm (190x45mm) of rear wheel travel.
The design sits lower, too, which lets them run longer dropper posts for a given size, which is a huge improvement over the original, which sat a little tall and limited the amount of travel a post could have. Standover is greatly improved, too, about 40-47mm lower than before.
The seat tube is 2º steeper, putting the rider in a more powerful position. This follows the designs of their Delano Peak and La Sal Peak trail and enduro mountain bikes, which got steeper in the back and slacker in the front. The Signal Peak’s head angle goes from 68º to 67º. A Flip Chip in the rear shock mount lets you go 0.5º steeper on head and seat angles if you want.
All cables run internally, using their swappable cable port covers and clamps. They say these cable guides prevent any cable slap inside the frame, and everything runs through the downtube.
The new Signal Peak holds two water bottles inside the frame, and most sizes can hold a third bottle underneath the downtube, too. (If you want to see more prototype sketches, check out our Fezzari Headquarters Tour to see how their bikes are developed and built). Videos next, specs and geo at the bottom.
Fezzari Signal Peak Launch Videos
Above is the product launch trailer, and below is their behind-the-scenes tech talk with the team behind this update.
Fezzari Signal Peak Geometry & Specs
Other than height, the geometry stays very similar between regular and trail builds. All bikes use a standard threaded bottom bracket with an ISCG05 mount for a 1x chain guide if you want to add one, and a SRAM UDH derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance is 2.5″ in the back, front is dependent on the fork.
All photos shown here are the Signal Peak TR build with 115mm rear and 120mm front travel. The key spec difference between the two models are that the Signal Peak (XC, though it doesn’t get that moniker) gets 2.35″ tires and 2-piston brakes. The TR gets 2.4″ tires and 4-piston brakes.
Here’s a basic overview of models, note that models with Fox suspension will also be offered:
- 100mm fork travel (RockShox Sid SL Ultimate (Elite & Pro builds))
- 100mm rear wheel travel (RockShox Sid Lux Ultimate (Elite & Pro builds))
- SRAM Twistloc (front and rear (Elite & Pro builds))
- Fezzari Carbon seatpost
- Maxxis IKON 29×2.35” tires front and rear
- SRAM 2-piston brakes
- 0mm rise bars
Signal Peak TR
- 120mm fork travel (RockShox Sid Select (Comp) & Sid Ultimate (Elite))
- 115mm rear wheel travel (RockShox Sid Lux Select + (Comp & Elite))
- Long dropper posts – Each bike is custom spec’d to fit, but average lengths are:
- S: 125mm
- Maxxis Dissector & Recon 29×2.4” tires (front and rear, respectively)
- SRAM 4-piston brakes
- 15mm rise bars
Full specs and pricing are live on Fezzari’s website and bikes are available now. Read our full Signal Peak 2.0 review here.